College Admissions Info

krhoward97
New York University ‘19
BA, International Business, International Relations and National Security Studies, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 9 supplemental essays
  • 1 advice topics

Student Background

Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: NYU, SMU
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Test Scores

32
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High School Performance

3.90
GPA
Top 10%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Athletics Organization, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Drama production crew, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government, School theater/plays, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Multicultural / International Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Challenged a belief
573 Words
Rock 'n' Stone Age I was raised by dinosaurs. Spinosaurus -the largest carnivorous dinosaur, even bigger than the Tyrannosaurus rex- to be exact. They would tuck me in at night with their leathery hands and claws, while their mouths leaked words of prejudice. They were ancient. Having moved around a lot growing up, I spent most of my time with my family and their loud hoots and bellows of opinions that easily drowned out the other perspectives in the world...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
146 Words
My world has always been filled with noise, whether it be the ticking of a clock or the dogs down the street barking; I could never imagine a world without sound. When choosing a foreign language to take in high school I opted for American Sign Language since I was not confident in my public speaking abilities. We started off by learning the alphabet and basic signs. I was entranced with how our hands could say so much with only...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
229 Words
Being able to study at University of Southern California would allow me to concentrate on my education and build a solid foundation for my career, while not giving up hobbies and extracurricular that I am passionate about. It would allow me to pursue a business degree which I was inspired to pursue after watching my grandmother run her own fresh foods market. The market frequently had visitors who didn't speak English rather languages ranging from Spanish to Mandarin, sparking my...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
159 Words
Being able to study at SMU would allow me to concentrate on my education and build a solid foundation for my career, while not giving up hobbies and extracurricular that I am passionate about. It would allow me to pursue a business degree which I was inspired to pursue after watching my grandmother run her own fresh foods market. The market frequently had visitors who didn't speak english rather languages ranging from spanish to mandarin, sparking my interest in other...



Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
171 Words
Many students come from different states and countries creating a blend of cultures, I can absorb all of the different cultures which I hadn't exposed to before due to limited travels. I'm a blank canvas with a mind of its own waiting to be brushed with paint to create a masterpiece. I allow myself to absorb the knowledge of others to expand my own, and share my knowledge in return. I can offer my heart, even at the possibility of...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
258 Words
New York City A.K.A. the melting pot of America, with many residents ranging from Brazil to Japan living on the little island that also houses NYU gives the opportunity to meet more than the average American. With such a high percentage of international students and students choosing to study abroad makes the school itself a melting pot of cultures. The diversity that is offered is unlike other colleges, because students are not limited to a campus, which can...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
145 Words
When choosing a foreign language to take in high school I opted for American Sign Language since I was not confident in my public speaking abilities. We started off by learning the alphabet and basic signs. I was entranced with how our hands could say so much with only movement. I joined the ASL club to further immerse myself in the Deaf culture and increase my fluency in the language. I learned about the prejudice against not only the Deaf...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
116 Words
The Anatomy of Being, Room, Invisible Monsters, Fight Club, American Psycho, This Is How You Lose Her, Cat's Cradle, Crush, It's Kind Of a Funny Story, Invisible Man, Lord of the Flies, The Bell Jar, American Gods, Wicked, The Virgin Suicides, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, B is for Bad Poetry, The Purity Myth, Middlesex, Slaughter-house Five, If I had my life to live over, One Day, Burned, Van Gogh: The Life, Confessions of a Sociopath, If You...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
263 Words
I grew up surrounded by books a variety of different genres, from both fiction and nonfiction, which sparked my passion for learning. My favorite subject rotates each day as I want to learn as much as I can about the world whether it be art history, or economics. The core curriculum will allow me to continue with my passion for learning while studying further into my preferred field of English. Books are a very powerful entity in my life every...





Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
108 Words
I grew up surrounded by books a variety of different genres, from both fiction and non-fiction, which sparked my passion for learning. My favorite subject rotates each day as I want to learn as much as I can about the world whether it be art history, or economics. Being undecided can come across as indecisive, but it provides the opportunity to take advantage of of all the classes offered. Going into college I know I will have to chose a...



Additional Essay Details:
933 Words
My interest in International Relations was sparked by helping my grandmother at the fresh food market she ran, Marie’s Produce, when I was a little girl. Many of the customers who came to the market were often foreigners who couldn’t speak English but would still try to tell me stories about how they came here searching for the ‘American dream’, and why they wanted to leave their country, causing my interest in other cultures and countries to grow....













College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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